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zoran

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There are sometimes when im connected via wifi but due to the long distance from the router there is no adequate signal. From the same distance i have no issue with my macbook. I suppose that the problem is the small antenna on the iPhone compared with the one on the macbook.
Is there a way to enlarge the antenna on the iPhone so i can solve such issues?
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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There are sometimes when im connected via wifi but due to the long distance from the router there is no adequate signal. From the same distance i have no issue with my macbook. I suppose that the problem is the small antenna on the iPhone compared with the one on the macbook.
Is there a way to enlarge the antenna on the iPhone so i can solve such issues?
It can very well be different hardware that is in play as well.
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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For little cost you can buy a WiFi extender. I used to not recommend these devices but they have improved. My house is 5500 sf and I installed two of these extenders and they give my full bars WIFi all the way out to the dock.
 

zoran

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The wifi I need to get I contact with is not mine but a remote neighbor's
 

HEK

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My neighbor had been using mine for years until I had Comcast come in and install the XFinity. I did not find out until another neighbor talked to him and he complained about having to pay for his own service.
I would send him retroactive bill for part of your wifi you paid for him. That would be such a welcome April 1st letter
 

zoran

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Of course he knows, I've talked about this issue with him and he agrees to give me access. The reason is because its just not worth signing a yearly contract for internet access and use it for 1-2weeks maximum.
 
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